Art Pearls

My journey in search of pearls through painting and drawing

Archive for February 2010

Karin Jurick

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Here I am presenting the portrait of the artist Karin Jurick as the first portrait I have done in pastel. I used conté crayons pastel pencils to do this. And my inexperience with the medium shows. I don’t know how else I can improve from this. I did this portrait as a part of  “Thankyou Karin Project” hosted by Jill Polsby. You can see all the 118 portraits that artists have submitted for the project through the Picasa album link  in the Jill’s post. Mine is image number 89.

Portrait # 30


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February 13, 2010 at 2:45 am

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The Makings of Dinner

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Phew! Finally I managed to finish my watercolor painting after dragging it for almost a month. I was not able to work on the painting during my usual “painting hours”. My schedule changed in the time being. But I pushed myself to finish this painting. I am very pleased at how the background wall has turned out to be. The granulation in DS undersea green pigment helped me achieve the right texture of a wall in the background.This is the first time I am painting a metal surface.

Approx 4/12 inches on 140# watercolor paper
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February 8, 2010 at 7:36 pm